Poppetto Costumes is a matching, memory and logic game for young children. It can be set up to compete against the computer or against real opponents. Players must find and collect all of the pieces of the puppet’s costume to win each round.
Three levels of difficulty
Play with real or virtual opponents
Builds strategic thinking
Builds memory skills
Builds logic skills
Poppetto Costumes is a high quality app. It works smoothly and without errors. There is a parents section that outlines the basic pattern of game play, but it could be a bit more detailed and clear. As it stands, it takes a few trials to figure out exactly how the game is to be played. It would be a very good idea to try the game out before trying to teach it to a younger, less experienced player. Parents and mentors should be aware that a light bulb icon will take players to the previous screen-it’s not particularly intuitive, but it is consistent.
This app will help children develop strategy, memory, and logic skills. Players raid other closets to find four matching pieces of their poppet’s regional outfit. Discarded clothing items go in the laundry basket, where they cannot be retrieved. While you are trying to outfit your character, other players can steal clothing articles from you. It’s up to you to realize when a combination of clothing articles is no longer available because one or more of the items have been discarded. Also, other closets are at different orientations, so some children may have some trouble reorienting and finding what they need when the target item is upside down or sideways.
This game could be a lot of fun for children who enjoy collecting items to succeed. Players need to choose a costume for their puppet, and try to collect all of the pieces (these can be seen at any time by tapping an icon on the game screen). They need to be prepared to change their plan (flexibility), since other players, real or virtual, can steal pieces they already have acquired. The game challenges planning, memory, and strategic skills, and will provide a lot of fun. The capability to play with one or more computerized opponents, live friends, or a combination is a real plus.
Poppetto Costumes costs ninety-nine cents on the App Store, making it a great value. The game has nearly endless variation. It’s fun and entertaining, as well as educational. It’s suitable for a wide age range, and players of different ages could easily play together, making it perfect for families or classroom settings where students have varying abilities.
Poppetto Costumes is a challenging and entertaining collect and match game that will sharpen players’ grasp of strategy, their observation skills, their memory, and their logic. It’s fun for nearly any age group.